This year, six (6) non-renewable $1500 scholarships will be available for female students enrolling in one of the following programs to commence in September 2019:


  • ​Welder
  • ​Carpenter
  • ​Machinist
  • ​Powerline Technician
  • ​Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
  • ​Construction/Industrial Technician
  • ​Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)


  • ​Civil Engineering Technology
  • ​Electrical Engineering Technology
  • ​Electronics Systems Engineering Technology
  • ​Power Engineering Technology
  • ​Instrumentation & Controls Engineering
  • ​Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • ​C​hemical Control Engineering Technology

If you are not accepted for one of the programs listed above, you will not be eligible for a scholarship.


Recipients are selected on the basis of acceptance into a program of study at a recognized post-secondary institution of choice.

Applicants must be entering their first year in one of the programs listed above.

Applicants must be permanent residents of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Applicants must demonstrate skills relating to teamwork, communication, leadership, dignity and respect.

Preference may be given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of an unbiased application and selection process.

Application Requirements

Submit a WRDC-ERC Trades Scholarships application form along with the following:

  • ​​Resume
  • ​​Written essay (telling us why you deserve a scholarship to a maximum of 500 words)
  • ​Reference letter (minimum of 1 maximum of 2)

The selection committee, made up of WRDC-ERC employees, will review the applications and award the scholarships on September 25, 2019.

​Submit completed applications to:

Educational Resource Centre Scholarship Committee
Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC)
175 Hamlyn Road, St. John's, NL A1E 5Z6

​Deadline for submission of applications is July 31, 2019

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